North to Alaska

RETSF

Evolving Lead Gorilla
It's OK.......below is a few places in and around the Anchorage area.

Ft. Richardson or Elmendorf?

Pete's Tobacco Shop

531 E 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 | 907-274-7473

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Discount Smoke Shop

515 W Parks Hwy # 3
Wasilla, AK 99654 | 907-357-8884

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Discount Smoke Shop

340 W Evergreen Ave
Palmer, AK 99645 | 907-745-8814

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Lucky Raven Tobacco Inc

36312 Irons Ave
Soldotna, AK 99669 | 907-260-6280

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Great Alaskan Tobacco Co

44224 Sterling Hwy Ste 2
Soldotna, AK 99669 | 907-260-7541

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Great Alaska Tobacco Co the

2810 Minnesota Dr
Anchorage, AK 99503 | 907-339-0550

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Up N Smoke 2.0


Wasilla, AK 99654 | 907-357-4535
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Smoke-O Company

715 E 15th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 | 907-644-7999
 

RETSF

Evolving Lead Gorilla
Winters are fairly mild (+20-30) when compared to the interior where you pray it will warm up to -20
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MeNimbus

Chestbeating Pack Leader
Good Luck on your move to Alaska. I hear the scenery is spectacular. Wild salmon tastes great. Little competition for Anejos and Opuses. Happy Holidays :w
 

bilder

Young Ape
Alaska? Did someone say Alaska?

Welcome to the Great Land bro! You will either love it or hate it. Seems to be very little middle of the road folks up here.

If you are into outdoor activities, you will be happy. Anchorage has some of the best trails in the nation. I ride my bike to and from work during the summer and can go for over 9 miles through the trails in town before I have to cross a street. The city is over 250,000 in population, but still has some of its small town charm.

Working on th slope will be a shock to your system, the sun will not come up again for another few weeks. Then in the summer it is constant daylight up there. Anchorage gets over 20 hours of daylight in the summer.

As for tobacco shops, there are only a few that offer cigars, but with the 120% tax, most guys buy online for boxes and such and buy a single or two local to support the B&M's.

Pete's Tobacco Shop downtown and the Tobacco Cache on Northern Lights Bvld are the best ones. The Tobacco Cache has a couple tables set up for you to have a seat and enjoy a smoke. There is also one down on Huffman road called Joe's Smoke shop. I have yet to visit there personally, but the sign on the front says they have cigars. The Cheap Smokes stores carry cigarettes and roll your own stuff, not worth the trouble of checking out unless you like dried out Swishers.

We will have to hook up for a cigar once you get settled in.
 

bilder

Young Ape
Oh, almost forgot.

For a great resturant that is smoker friendly, check out the Bradley House. Great food and they have a nice sign out front warning people that it is a smoke friendly establishment. They have a pretty nice filter system so unless it is really crowded, you will not notice the smoke.
 

ATLHARP

No Good Bastage!
Yeah,

Sounds cold........anyway, I have to start getting used to the cold as well with my move up to N.C. I am sure you will find it fun; all those choices for cigar shops looks good. The tax is a bitch, but I bet you will find a way around that.

ATL
 

bilder

Young Ape
Few more links for you:

Tobacco Cache- site not updated much, but there are photos of the shop.

Pete's Tobacco Shop- Just address and phone info.

You may find some cigars at some of the Great Alaska Tobacco Company stores. They are tobacco outlets for Carr's/Safeway up here. Some have a small humidor, some do not.
 

RETSF

Evolving Lead Gorilla
Just a tip for you.....When you get there you'll want to get a few items to get you to the hunting and fishing spots that few people venture. Your best money is to buy a small boat that has a 5-10hp kicker 4cycle and a snow sled before you buy an tav. You will get to more places by water and snowmobile than any atv could ever get. If I was to do it over again the boat would be #1.
 

mtg972

Gorilla
Houston to Alaska? Good lord. I made the move from Phoenix to Denver this year, and frankly, it BLOWS! :D. But seriously, while toasty weather is great, there's nothing like living in a place that has great scenery. Then again after only 9 months I'm really considering a return to the desert. Good luck with the move. cheers
 

bilder

Young Ape
Salt is not used on the roads in Anchorage. They plow the roads and toss some gravel on the slippery intersections. The rest is up to your driving skills.

The first couple snowfalls of the year weed out the speed demons and newbies to real winter driving. 4-wheel drive does NOT mean 4-wheel stop. :D
 

scotth

ChestBeater
Wow what a change! I lived in TX my whole life so I can't imagine moving from here to somewhere like AK. Good luck with the move and good luck finding a warm place to smoke. ;)

Scott
 

Diesel Kinevel

Chestbeating Pack Leader
Salt is not used on the roads in Anchorage. They plow the roads and toss some gravel on the slippery intersections. The rest is up to your driving skills.

The first couple snowfalls of the year weed out the speed demons and newbies to real winter driving. 4-wheel drive does NOT mean 4-wheel stop. :D
thats good to know becasue in MD they use all the salt available and it kills our vehicles
 

Stogmeister

Maturing Primate
Few more links for you:

Tobacco Cache- site not updated much, but there are photos of the shop.

Pete's Tobacco Shop- Just address and phone info.

You may find some cigars at some of the Great Alaska Tobacco Company stores. They are tobacco outlets for Carr's/Safeway up here. Some have a small humidor, some do not.
Thanks for all the advice, have to check out Bradley House for sure. 1st day is 1-22, our stuff should be moved out of Houston ~ mid-Feb, arrive in AK in March sometime. Now its time to find a house :hn
 

bilder

Young Ape
I stopped by Smoking Joe's shop over the weekend. Located on Hufmann road in south Anchorage next to the McDonalds.

A small shop, only been open a month now. They have a few cabinet humidors of cigars and carry some well known brands. A.F, Ashton, CAO, RyJ, H. Upmann, among others.

They by far have the best looking shopkeeper of all the cigar stores in Anchorage. Very pretty lady who enjoys cigars. Had a nice chat with her while I looked over the shop. One thing that was kinda strange is that their walk in holds the roll your own and swishers and such, while the good stuff is in the cabinet humidors.

If you happen to get a place in south Anchorage, be sure and check them out.
 
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